Duel Under the Stars

The nightmare came to an end." In this enthralling memoir, the author recounts his experiences of the war years and traces the story of the ace fighter pilots from the German development of radar to the Battle of Britain.

Author: Wilhelm Johnen

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ISBN: 1784382612

Category: History

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"The enemy bomber grew larger in my sights and the rear gunner was sprayed by my guns just as he opened fire. The rest was merely a matter of seconds. The bomber fell like a stone out of the sky and exploded on the ground. The nightmare came to an end." In this enthralling memoir, the author recounts his experiences of the war years and traces the story of the ace fighter pilots from the German development of radar to the Battle of Britain. Johnen flew his first operational mission in July 1941, having completed his blind-flying training. In his first couple of years he brought down two enemy planes. The tally went up rapidly once the air war was escalated in spring 1943, when Air Marshal Arthur Harris of the RAF Bomber Command began the campaign dubbed the Battle of the Ruhr. During this phrase of the war Johnen’s successes were achieved against a 710-strong force of bombers. Johnen’s further successes during Harris’s subsequent Berlin offensive led to his promotion as Staffelkapitan (squadron leader) of Nachtjagdgeschwader and a move to Mainz. During a sortie from there, his Bf 110 was hit by return fire and he was forced to land in Switzerland. He and his crew were interned by the authorities. The Germans were deeply worried about leaving a sophisticatedly equipped night fighter and its important air crew in the hands of a foreign government, even if it was a neutral one. After negotiations involving Göring, the prisoners were released. Johnen’s unit moved to Hungary and by October 1944 his score was standing at 33 aerial kills. His final one came in March the following year, once Johnen had moved back to Germany.

The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books 1976 to 1982

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The Boy Allies Under the Stars and Stripes Or Leading the American Troops to the Firing Line

hour under the deadly fire of the enemy played havoc with the Canadians , but it
did not disturb their morale . ... The apparent death - like stillness inside the
trench was not apparent outside , howThe duel of big guns continued across the
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Author: Clair Wallace Hayes

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Category: World War, 1914-1918

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When the American government declares war on Germany, two young officers serving in the British and French armies, return to the United States and help train other soldiers.

Night Fighters

The Rise and Fall of the Luftwaffe : The Life of Erhard Milch . New York : Little ,
Brown & Co . , 1973 . Jablonski , Edward . Air War , vols . 1 - 4 . New York :
Doubleday & Co . , 1971 . Johnen , Wilhelm . Duel under the Stars . London :
William ...

Author: Colin D. Heaton

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

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Category: History

Page: 188

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Night Fighters chronicles the historical, technological, tactical and strategic evolution of limited visibility aerial combat between Great Britain and Germany during WW II. The subjects interviewed for his project were the key individuals responsible for the creation and execution of their respective national policies governing the conduct of the nocturnal air war. The science developed by both nations assisted in increasing the momentum and lethality of that conflict. This arena of WW II produced a plethora of technological innovations, the results of which are seen today in everyday military and civilian life. This book provides a detailed historical analysis of the men, methods, machines and devices that forever altered the course of aviation and scientific history. Where this book differs from previous works is the collective and extensive interviews with the participants of the air war, in their own words. This book also provides an impartial, comparative and contrasting analysis of both sides, and is endorsed by the historical figures.

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The Order of the Death ' s Head Jacobson . Decisive Battles of World War II : The
German View Johnen . Duel Under the Stars Jones . U - Boat Aces Jones .
Autumn of the U - Boats Jones . Under Three Flags Kern . Dance of Death
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History of the German Night Fighter Force 1917 1945

... 1970 Johnen , W. Duell unter den Sternen Düsseldorf , 1965 ( English edition :
Duel under the stars London , 1968 ) Lange , B. Das Buch der deutschen
Luftfahrttechnik Mainz , 1970 Langevin , Les premises de la chasse en France (
Forces ...

Author: Gebhard Aders

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Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 284

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Originaludgave: Geschichte der deutschen Nachtjagd 1917-1945

Poetry Under the Stars

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Category: American poetry

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37s 6d , McGraw - Hill . WAR Albas , Andrieu D ' . Death of a Navy . 18s , R. Hale .
Bryant , Arthur . The Turn of the Tide . 30s , Collins . Forbes , Donald . Two Small
Ships . 16s , Hutchinson . Johnen , Wilhelm . Duel Under the Stars ...

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Inferno

... 1939 - 1945 : Der zweite Weltkrieg in Chronik und Dokumenten ( Darmstadt ,
1961 ) Johnen , Wilhelm , Duel Under the Stars ( Manchester , 1994 ) Jureit ,
Ulrike , and Meyer , Beate ( eds ) , Verletzungen : Lebensgeschichtliche
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Author: Keith Lowe

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In July 1943 British and American bombers launched an attack on the German city of Hamburg that was unlike anything the world had ever seen. For ten days they drenched the city with over 9,000 tons of bombs, creating fires so huge they burned for a month, and were visible for 200 miles. As those who survived emerged from their ruined cellars and air-raid shelters, they were confronted with a unique vision of hell- a sea of flame that stretched to the horizon, the burned-out husks of fire engines that had tried to rescue them, charcoaled corpses and roads that had become flaming rivers of melted tarmac. This book is the first comprehensive narrative of the Hamburg firestorm for almost thirty years. Using many new first-hand accounts, Keith Lowe gives the hu man side of an inhuman story, and the result is an epic tale of devastation and survival, and a much-needed reminder of the human face of war.

The War in the Air the Royal Air Force in World War II

Johnen , Wilhelm , Window on Hamburg ' , 322 - 325 , ' Ritterkreuz Height ' , 411 -
417 , all from Duel Under the Stars ( Kimber Pocket Edition 1958 ) . Johnson ,
Group Captain J . E . , describes landing Hurricanes on aircraft carrier , 30 - 32 ...

Author: Gavin Lyall

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Category: World War, 1939-1945

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Confound and Destroy

Johnen , W , Duel under the Stars . William Kimber , London : 1957 . Koch , H A ,
Flak Die Geschichte der deutschen Flakartillerie und der Einsatz der
Luftwaffenhelfer . Bad Nauheim : 1954 . Mason , F K , De Havilland Mosquito in
RAF , FAA ...

Author: Martin Streetly

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Category: Bombers

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Den mindst kendte enhed i Bomber Command under krigen var 100 Group, der varetog den elektroniske krigsførelse mod Tyskland. Her skildres denne krigsforms indvirkning på det tyske luftforsvar.

The Road to Pearl Harbor 1941

Johnen , Wilhelm , Duel Under the Stars ( trans . Mervyn Savill ) , London :
William Kimber , 1957 Jonas , Manfred , Isolationism in America , Ithaca , N . Y . :
Cornell Press , 1966 . Jones , Prof . R . V . , Most Secret War , London : Hamish ...

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: Atheneum Books

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Category: Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941

Page: 310

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A narrative history based on the experiences and memories of hundreds of participants in the dramatic events of 1941.

Foreign Service Journal

50 ¢ Green , William . Famous fighters of the second World War . New York ,
Doubleday & Co. , 1957. 127p . $ 3.95 Johnen , Wilhelm . Duel under the stars ; a
German night fighter pilot in the second World war ; translated by Mervyn Savill .

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HELD , Werner , & NAUROTH , Holger , Die deutsche Nachtjagd ( Motorbuch
Verlag Stuttgart ) . JANSEN , A , Wespennest Leeuwarden ( Hollandia B . V . ,
1976 ) JOHNEN , Wilhelm , Duel Under The Stars ( Crécy Books , 1994 ) ...

Author: Peter Hinchliffe

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

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Category: Fighter pilots

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1941

Johnen , Wilhelm , Duel Under the Stars ( trans . Mervyn Savill ) , London :
William Kimber , 1957 . Jonas , Manfred , Isolationism in America , Ithaca , N.Y .;
Cornell Press , 1966 . Jones , Prof. R. V. , Most Secret War , London : Hamish
Hamilton ...

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

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Category: Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941

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British Books in Print

C8.148 : 176. 8 / 6 * : 9 / 6 * Nelson JOHNEN , W. , Duel Under the Stars . Tr.fr.
German M. Savill . 1C8.202 , Action S. n.l. bde . 12/6 Kimber ( 11.69 ) 7183 0401
2 JOHNPOLL , B.K , The Politics of Futility : The General Jewish Workers Bund of
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A Subject Bibliography of the Second World War

Author: A. G. S. Enser

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press

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Category: World War, 1939-1945

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